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View Poll Results: What cities do you think are the rudest?
NYC 67 35.26%
Boston 56 29.47%
Philly 37 19.47%
DC 31 16.32%
Atlanta 25 13.16%
Miami 44 23.16%
Chicago 22 11.58%
St. Louis 7 3.68%
Detroit 22 11.58%
Cleveland 9 4.74%
Houston 17 8.95%
Dallas 18 9.47%
OKC 6 3.16%
Omaha 6 3.16%
Austin 11 5.79%
Albuquerque 9 4.74%
Denver 8 4.21%
Seattle 9 4.74%
Portland 11 5.79%
Sacramento 6 3.16%
San Francisco 19 10.00%
San Jose 10 5.26%
Los Angeles 43 22.63%
San Diego 10 5.26%
Phoenix 17 8.95%
Las Veags 19 10.00%
Pittsburgh 12 6.32%
Honolulu 4 2.11%
Tampa 16 8.42%
Milwaukee 9 4.74%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 190. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-25-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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About NY, its not actually the city itself, but people from Long Island and Westchester and NJ and Connecticut that are the worst. Its because a lot of people in Manhattan moved there from elsewhere in the country and the surrounding suburbs are the true snotty New YOrkers/Northeasterners.
That is absolutely correct. I've met people from Manhattan and from several places on Long Island. The Long Islanders were much ruder and a more prominent "in-your-face" and indifferent attitude to whatever I said, even before they found out I was from LA. Not all Long Islanders are rude, but definitely all NYers get right to the point with their conversations. In LA, it's more laid back and we have to give a whole background of a story before we tell it. Then, during the story, we have to go into every little detail. An LA conversation taking 5 minutes will be over within a minute in NYC. I wouldn't say it's rude, but it's shocking to here someone tell you, "Hurry up your story...what's the point of it. I don't need to know every detail." The first I was told that, I felt embarrassed and didn't want to finish the story.

Boston's just plain rude.

 
Old 02-25-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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New York, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles

Love most of the cities, but not so much the people
 
Old 02-25-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Philly, Miami, Houston (trust me, I live here), Detroit, LA
 
Old 02-27-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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MIAMI IS THE WORST. I HAVE LIVED IN DETROIT , CHICAGO, HONOLULU, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI, ORLANDO NEW YORK BALTIMORE...........AND MIAMI IS THE WORST.

1. MIAMI.
why do i say Miami is number one. Because people there seem to be unable to adapt to the fact that they live in a city which happens to be a tourist magnet and when people from bigger cities and quite frankly anywhere in the world go there they expect things like "good customer service" "efficiency" etc. Those things don't exist in Miami. People there are basically nothing more than a horrible mixture of slow southern poor "ghetto" uneducated blacks with gold teeth in their mouth retards and rude immigrants from just about anywhere in the carribean and latin american who think Miami is the best place on earth. What do you get? Beautiful Beaches, sunshine, and rude inconsiderate SLOW people. MIAMI IS JUST ANOTHER SLEEPY SOUTHERN CITY. TRUST ME. YES THERES SALSA, REGGAE, AND ALL THAT CULTURE BUT THESE FOLKS HAVE NO CLUE WHAT TO DO WITH IT. I lived in Miami for eight months. That was enough.

2. LOS ANGELES.
The capital of pretend. Everybody is a movie star, model, singer, dancer, video ho porn star driving luxury cars and living at home with their parents. Everybody has roommates. Everybody is self absorbed. Conversations are empty and pointless. People here in general have an air of superiority and thinks that the world should stop for them. I live in L.A. this is what I see everyday. All these people in BMW's and Mercedes blocking traffic at the intersections because they're too busy talking on their cell phones.

3. NEW YORK. I dont' think New York is rude at all. RUSHED YES. RUDE NO. NO OTHER CITY IN THIS COUNTRY CAN PULL OFF WHAT NEW YORKERS PULL OF EVERY DAY. I LIVED IN LONG ISLAND FOR THREE YEARS AND LAST TIME I VISITED I WAS TAKEN ABACK BY HOW NARROW ALL THE EXPRESSWAYS ARE. NOTHING LIKE THE SIX SEVEN LANE SUPER HIGHWAYS HERE ON THE WEST COAST. THE SIDEWALKS WERE PACKED WITH PEOPLE. EVERYONE WALKING FASTLY SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH GREAT PRECISION AND ACCURACY. THE PEOPLE WAITING FOR TAXI'S AND BUSES WHO STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET INSTEAD OF ON THE CURB YET NO ONE GETTING RAN OVER. FOR A CITY WITH SUCH A GRAND POPULATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN CALL THEM RUDE. MIAMI DRIVERS ARE NOTORIOUS FOR ROAD RAGE AND L.A. DRIVERS JUST SHOOT YOU FOR NO REASON AT ALL. IF ANY OTHER CITY IN THE U.S. HAD TO COPE WITH WHAT NEW YORKERS DEAL WITH EVERY DAY THEIR WOULD BE MASSIVE AND RANDOM HOMICIDE DAILY. NEW YORKERS AREN'T RUDE, THEY'RE SAAVY. THE PROBLEM OCCURS HOWEVER WHEN THEY LEAVE NEW YORK. MANY OF THE ONE'S THAT COME TO L.A. ARE A-HOLE.S
 
Old 02-27-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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Technically, according to you, LA is not rude, but the NYers that move to LA are rude. Not saying no one in LA is rude, but you just posted about how arrogant we are, not rude.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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from my experiences,
- NYC people seem brash & in your face, but it's more their 'way & not intentionally abrasive. To a certain extent, Boston too, but with more pretension
- for smaller cities, I was surprised how not-so-pleasant many people in various Northeast areas are, compared to the South, midwest or West
- in the West, LA area people are not overly nice. Pretentious & indifferent more than outright rudeness though.
- Seattle people are passive-agressive & not friendly. The "Seattle Freeze" it's called.
- Las Vegas, because of its transient population, is not pleasant or friendly. Its taxi drivers are the absolute worst & shockingly repulsive
- out of all those cities/ areas, South Florida is the worst. People ought to get each other, impatient & snappy people, hell-hole in every way possible
* However, most American cities have a greater share of friendly, pleasant inhabitants. If you wanna talk about rude, cities in Europe, UK, Asia are far worse. However Florida holds its own in that regard.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I feel like these are stereotypes. I live in Boston and I always give people directions when the need help and give my seat up to elderly/pregnant people on the T. I usually see other people do the same.
When I go to New York the people are pretty pleasant as well, so isn't D.C. Maybe its the way people carry themselves, I mean I know when I am walking to work at 8 in the morning I'm not smiling. But does that make me rude?

I think its just our culture, we are fast paced and busy all the time. But if you say excuse me and ask a question, we will gladly stop and help you. The drivers have seemed to calm down as well, I never get honked at crossing the street.

Maybe I'm wrong?
 
Old 02-28-2008, 07:25 AM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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I also voted Miami.. but I'm left a little speechless with everything blksophiticado stated.

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People there are basically nothing more than a horrible mixture of slow southern poor "ghetto" uneducated blacks with gold teeth in their mouth retards and rude immigrants from just about anywhere in the carribean and latin american
 
Old 02-28-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Is this an AL East race?

I guess Toronto probably isn't gunna make the list.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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One thing that I think is definitely true of the East Coast cities is although in general they are more gruff than most places in the country, people in those areas are very willing to help people with directions when they are lost.
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